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March 3, 2011
Opening: Research Services Librarian, George Mason Univ. Law Library
The George Mason University Law Library in Arlington, Virginia seeks a creative, energetic, and highly customer-oriented Research Services Librarian with legal research and teaching experience. As one of six professional librarians, the Research Services Librarian will provide legal research and reference services and participate in the faculty liaison program. The Research Services Librarian also teaches legal research classes in the required two-year Legal Research, Writing & Analysis (LRWA) course. This position reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library.
- Provide research and reference services to faculty, students, staff, and public patrons.
- Prepare print and online research guides and informative handouts to assist patrons with the library collection.
- Provide tours to faculty, staff, students, and others as necessary.
- Teach legal research classes in the required two-year Legal Research, Writing & Analysis (LRWA) course.
- Assist in the preparation of presentations and assignments for LRWA.
- Provide one-on-one student training as well as subject-specific classroom research sessions as necessary.
- Participate in collection development activities.
- Provide backup to the circulation desk when necessary, and assist with collection management decisions.
- Keep reference statistics.
- Oversee maintenance and filing of microform collection.
- Maintain professional growth by participating in educational programs and activities to ensure knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
- Participate in the work of university committees and regional and national associations.
- Perform related duties as required.
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school and Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school. Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in both print and electronic formats. Significant experience providing legal research and reference services in a law library. Teaching experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong service orientation, and the ability to interact positively with law faculty, students, colleagues, and public patrons.
Appointment and Benefits: 12-month Administrative Faculty appointment. Health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start Date: June 1, 2011.
Application Instructions: Applications must be made online. To apply, go to http://jobs.gmu.edu and enter the Position Number: FA331Z. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references. Candidates who are selected for interviews will be asked to do a 20-minute presentation on some aspect of legal research. Review of applicants to begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.